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#Iraq

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege Besieged

Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege

It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives Iraq

'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives

“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”

From TheJournal.ie UK increases terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" War On Terror

UK increases terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe"

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State releases another beheading video Iraq

Islamic State releases another beheading video

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war Conflict

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

From TheJournal.ie Obama okays spy planes over Syria... but no airstikes yet Islamic State

Obama okays spy planes over Syria... but no airstikes yet

The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.

From TheJournal.ie James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it's beautiful Love

James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it's beautiful

“Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart.”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all Opinion

Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all

Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis Terrorism

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis

Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.

From TheJournal.ie Urgent action needed to avoid "massacre" in Iraq Islamic State

Urgent action needed to avoid "massacre" in Iraq

The UN says that the town of Amerli is seriously at risk.

From TheJournal.ie To pay or not to pay? James Foley's death underscores an agonising dilemma Breaking The Cycle

To pay or not to pay? James Foley's death underscores an agonising dilemma

It is estimated that terrorists net about $120m between 2004 and 2012 in ransoms.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State will "have to be defeated" says America's top general Iraq

Islamic State will "have to be defeated" says America's top general

The militants have an “apocalyptic, end of days vision”, it has been said.

From TheJournal.ie Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque Iraq

Reports: 70 killed as Shiite militiamen open fire at Sunni mosque

It’s reported that a suicide bomber blew up explosives inside the building, and that the gunmen then fired on the fleeing worshippers.

From TheJournal.ie Read the chilling email IS militants sent to James Foley's parents Islamic State

Read the chilling email IS militants sent to James Foley's parents

The email says the militant group will “not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I ate leaves and grass to stay alive' – Iraqi families pushed from their homes by ISIS Iraq

Opinion: 'I ate leaves and grass to stay alive' – Iraqi families pushed from their homes by ISIS

Religious minorities who have been forcefully displaced by Islamic State extremists face an uncertain future.

From TheJournal.ie ISIS militants holding James Foley captive asked for a ransom of $100m Islamic State

ISIS militants holding James Foley captive asked for a ransom of $100m

Foley’s family were in e-mail contact with those holding him.

From TheJournal.ie James Foley's family asks kidnappers to spare hostages after video of alleged beheading Islamic State

James Foley's family asks kidnappers to spare hostages after video of alleged beheading

Diane Foley says the family has “never been prouder of our son Jim”.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq Islamic State

Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants in Iraq

The Pope has said that minorities need to be protected but wants the UN to be involved.

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam Isis

Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam

The Kurds are backed by American air strikes.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq Iraq

Dozens of Yazidi villagers 'massacred' in Iraq

It is believed dozens of men from the Yazidi faith were massacred in the village of Kocho.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the start of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them TAKING ACTION

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power Nuri Al-Maliki

Iraqi PM throws in the towel on his bid to stay in power

Nuri al-Maliki was facing huge pressure to step down.

From TheJournal.ie US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees 'better than feared' Trapped

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees 'better than feared'

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

From TheJournal.ie What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq Escalation

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq Potential Genocide

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours' Time To Get Out

20,000 Iraqis face 'mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours'

The US is assessing how to evacuate up to 30,000 civilians off a mountain that is besieged by extremists.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain Iraq

Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain

We look at what’s happening in Northern Iraq as the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continues its attacks, causing thousands to flee.

From TheJournal.ie Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis... Islamic State

Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...

Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.

From TheJournal.ie Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff Kurdistan

Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff

Petroceltic said the move is “precautionary”.

From TheJournal.ie US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq Nuri Al-Maliki

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame Middle East

Opinion: The Syrian Civil War has moved out of the limelight – and towards its endgame

Moderate rebels are being squeezed simultaneously by IS and Assad regime forces.

From TheJournal.ie Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi Islamic State

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

From TheJournal.ie No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project" Back In Iraq

No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project"

Air strikes began yesterday and don’t look like ending any time soon.

From TheJournal.ie Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes Islamic State

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Friday Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about US strikes on Iraq, a new weather warning, and an Irish woman charged over baby death.

From TheJournal.ie US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Isis

US launches air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq

President Obama had authorised the strikes to halt what he said was a potential “genocide.”

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…